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They value people and it's an overall good place to work

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Good salaries and bonuses, good environment to work, managers will let you be independent and create new projects to help out the team, which sometimes results in a good innovation spread among the whole business unit or maybe even the company. Good resources to learn about the technologies employed there and they always have people to lend a helping hand and events to share knowledge about what's happening inside the walls of Cisco and around the Networking world.

Cons

Slow innovation cycle due to the huge nature of the company which means that sometimes you can't change work processes or culture already in place. Too much corporate culture and seems like independent business units are always competing too much and not in a good way. Small teams could be smaller sometimes and get more ownership of components to feel they are changing things from the inside in a way that creates more impact.

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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great learning and very exciting

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture of this company is excellent
    Work Life balance for this company is good
    Remote working capablities are great
    Serves as example for peer companies

    Cons

    Below average pay and bonus compared to other similar companies
    Large company so transparency is very less
    Employees can be treated with more +++$$ and some respect rather than just a #

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please review salaries and keep it up to market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Too many jobs outsourced overseas

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    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation package. Flexible working hours. Work from home options.

    Cons

    Too much work. Too little time for family and personal matters. Very stressful. Too many jobs have been outsourced overseas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the amount of bureaucracy and unnecessary meeting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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